Thursday, November 14, 2013
National Journal: The Specter of Poverty Haunting American Public Education
The National Journal article is linked below.
Katherine Dunn of the National Journal: Poverty and American Education
"In the 2010-11 school year, more than half of the students in 17 states qualified for free or reduced price lunches. And across the country, nearly half—48 percent—of public-school children were low income. When the language gap between low-income and higher-income students begins as early as 18 months, this demographic shift has big implications for the success of our nation's students. Almost half of U.S. public-school students may be arriving at school for the first time already behind—with higher chances of falling further behind academically, having lower test scores, dropping out, or being 'pushed out'—a finding of the Dignity in Schools Campaign."
---Katherine Dunn, National Journal
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